Good morning everyone! Kerry has put together a video this week that shows some of the difficulty we are encountering while we put the galvanized crown molding back on the Mooreland House. We really liked the finished look it gave to the top of the limestone wall. Hopefully something in this video will make you smile today and you will pass on those good feelings to someone else.
We have been struggling to get anything done on the Mooreland House. Frank had to do an extended trip for work and Kerry caught the covids for her second time. We have said many times that we do this for fun and right now the Mooreland House is very cold. Since we decided not to work today, we went shopping. We found a small dresser that has the pin and cope drawers and a marble top of the Mooreland House era. The hardware will need repaced. We also got a coal grate and a brass screen for a fireplace. The picture is for the music room. This made us long for the day when we get to do the pretty stuff.
We are catching up on the videos. Mainly because it has been too cold to work on the Mooreland House. It doesn’t look like it is going to get any better this week. We have a few more videos to go until we finish the dormer facade and then it will be on to another project. We haven’t determined what that project is yet. Until then, we might just start taking down ceilings since they are coming down by themselves anyway.
Back up a couple months to another concrete pour. This is the last big pour we did before starting the brick work. Kerry did a great job making it interesting. We decided the most important thing our viewers could do is share the video on your social platforms. Subscriptions and likes are nice but getting the video out in front of new people is what we think is best. We certainly enjoy you all sticking with us through this process.
We think that the Mooreland House is a little upset with us. We haven’t been spending near enough time on her because we had family in town. She let us know how disappointed she was by throwing a big chunk of drywall and plaster on the floor. This is also a reminder of why we can’t let a lot of people wander around inside. She could have really hurt someone. Don’t worry, we are going to get back on track and start making her happy again.
Don’t be alarmed! This is the video of us making the temporary windows for the Mooreland House. We also have a recap of the wall and a go at lime wash. We were lucky enough to have the kids home for Christmas so we recorded the family singing some songs. We thought “We’ll work till Jesus comes” was appropriate. =) Enjoy the video and we will be back to updating the blog this week. Kids are gone.
We made stones like crazy and finally finished the part of the front wall we took down. This was the culmination of a few months of work that we didn’t know if we were capable of but we managed to muddle through it. We have now successfully put back a wall that will last for at least another hundred years. Thanks for supporting us daily on this blog while we went through it. Hope this video clears up some questions that weren’t answered by a few sentences on the blog posts.
We slowed down a little for the Christmas season. With the family in town we want to spend more time with the kids. We did talk them into letting us take a picture to share. Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Soon the kids will have to go back to their homes and we can get back to work!
We got up at 4am this morning and drove 5 hours to pick up some more slate. We got about 6,000 pounds. We should have enough now to finish the Mooreland House roof. Driving 10 hours with an hour of loading slate in a trailer makes for a long day. We made it back in time to go caroling though. Lucky Frank.
This week’s video is about us shaping a few more stones for the front wall of the Mooreland House. All the stones we had that were in good shape are back into the wall. We are considering changing the YouTube channel name from “Frank and Kerry’s Adventures” to “Saving Harrodsburg Castle”. Remember to “like” the video and comment on YouTube to help them know people are watching.